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Old 10-22-15, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default New PB Largemouth for MN

September 18 - 12:15 p.m. - We were in 5' of water, casting into 3.5' with sparse cover. I was using my typical "Zoomie" (Zoom speed worm with paddletail pinched off) in Watermelon Candy Red color, trying to land my 20th fish of the morning before we headed back to the cabin for lunch. At that point my PB Largemouth in MN was 5lb 2oz and my best on this lake, out of almost 3,000 LM, was 5lb 1oz. The next thing you know, I am battling a good LM that I figured was going to be my first 4lb LM of the year. My fishing buddy and I got to see the whole fight play out right in front of us since the water clarity on this lake is well over 10'. The only real challenge was getting it out of some light weeds right after I hooked into it and then out of some lily pads right by the boat. With those challenges met, we got it into the boat and couldn't believe how big it was -- 20.5" length, 16.0" girth and 6lb 5oz! As a frame of reference, the state record here is only 8lb 15oz. This was the third 6-pounder of my life, having caught a 6lb 9oz and 6lb 0oz in Iowa five years ago. Maybe I can catch it again next year and set a new overall PB.

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Old 10-23-15, 08:24 AM   #2
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Nice fish. Catching one like that is why we get hooked on fishing. I bet your heart rate was up after catching her.
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Old 10-23-15, 11:44 PM   #3
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That's a beauty. Nice, fat, healthy fish.
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Old 10-26-15, 10:03 PM   #4
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Nice fish. Catching one like that is why we get hooked on fishing. I bet your heart rate was up after catching her.
Yep, I was trembling for a while after landing her. I definitely needed a lunch break to get refocused on fishing again!

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That's a beauty. Nice, fat, healthy fish.
Thanks, Mike. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine catching (or seeing) a 6 pound LM on this lake.
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Old 10-27-15, 07:27 AM   #5
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What a beautiful bass! Congrats. And with water that clear, I can understand why your Zoomies work so well for you.
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